Washington D.C., Mar. 16 (ANI): Following his loss to Donald Trump in the Florida primary, Marco Rubio dropped out of the presidential race after losing as he failed to unite the Republican establishment against the billionaire.
According to CNN, in his speech after losing, Rubio launched a thinly veiled rebuke on Trump’s campaign tactics and warned warned that the politics of division were going to leave America a “fractured nation.”
“America is in the middle of a real political storm, a real tsunami and we should have seen this coming. While we are on the right side, this year, we will not be on the winning side.” Rubio said.
The 44-year-old senator had positioned himself as the only person who could stop Trump, and had gone on the offense.
His campaign slogan was “a new American century” — as he tried to send the message that America needed a new generation of leadership that could deal with the challenges ahead.
Meanwhile, Trump continued to lead the pack and Texas Senator Ted Cruz became the second favorite, picking up the first contest of Iowa.
His last stand came down to his home state of Florida, which was called for Trump as soon as polls closed at 8 p.m. (ANI)